Making functional assessment functional: application with patients before and after their total hip or total knee arthroplasty

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A complete hip or knee operation performed on patients in the last stage of osteoarthritis leads to the desired result in only two to five patients out of ten. Caring for patients after a complete hip or knee operation is still too focused on the standard patient. However, this standard patient is rare. Therefore, this dissertation advocates for tailor-made care for each individual patient, in which prediction, prevention, personalisation and participation play an important role. The results of the thesis provide tools to further personalise individual patients’ care in a way that the patient’s functional wishes and possibilities, before and after the operation, are central.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Meeteren, Nico, Supervisor
  • Hoogeboom, Thomas, Co-Supervisor, External person
  • Gaalen, S.M. van, Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date12 Feb 2021
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789083111780
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Hip operation
  • knee operation
  • osteoarthritis
  • prediction
  • personalisation
  • individual patient

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